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Teach me how to be awesome by PonyCrafter Teach me how to be awesome by PonyCrafter
It's Rainbow Dash's biggest fangirl, Scootaloo! I just had to take a picture of these two hanging out. It was mandatory, even!
I don't blame her for idolizing RD, 'cuz Dash is pretty awesome and high on my favorite pony list :happybounce:
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:iconddbthekitty:
DDBTheKitty Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
holy crap these are pipe cleaners dude!!! this is too amazing. EPIC WIN ON BEING A BRONY :D
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Fallenpeach Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are absolutely gorgeous O__O
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Coacoadoodle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please reply! How do you make these?!!!!!! Teach me!
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eleanorlover101 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can u like teach me how to make those?????
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DarkSaberCat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's awesome! I'm halfway through a Rainbow Dash myself.
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d-azulrgb Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
thats is frekkin awzome, make me want one
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FairyBubblePuppy Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Writer
Are those... pipe cleaners?
You, my friend, are one skilled brony. This is epic win.
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Nostalgic90s Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I love it!
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Koukuu-Yagi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
wow... these are just amazing.
i notice that some fine details, like the eyebrow, are extremely thin. you couldnt have possibly used a normal pipecleaner for that.
can you tell me how you made this? if its okay?
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Dey-Chan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
HOLYHAY!!

I'm so really curious how you did these awesome figures!! and look the detail of the eyes!! gosh! you're so good doing them! :la:
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PhysicsConfuseMe Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should make a how-to video. I would pay for a DVD of how to make pipe cleaner ponies!
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Firekitty8 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   Digital Artist
Teach me how to be awesome
They must have been difficult to make
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Zappity2 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
How the hay do you do that?! THEY'RE AMAZING!! You should totally post a tutorial =D
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PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Hehe, yes I am making a tutorial for this as best I can! (it'll force me to have to figure out some sort of system instead of "do whatever until it looks like pony!")
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An-die-Freude Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
What the hell, this is brilliant :heart: The only thing cooler than that Dash is you, for making it :| Seriously these are amazing! :] Are they entirely made of pipecleaners? You did a great job with accuracy on the characters. Haha posing Dash and Scoots together is adorable, she really is Dash's biggest fangirl.

Are you still taking pony commissions regularly? Cause I'd love to have a little dash for my desk and might have to commission you for one sometime.
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PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Yup, these two are made entirely of pipecleaners, but I'm not to shy about using other materials if it produces a better result (mostly for accessories and outfits!) I might have to get creative for some of the smaller ones I'll be working on!

And indeed I am still taking commissions :D There's a small wait though while I fill out the first ones.
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Oysterzilla Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Back when I was in school, I had a really, really good friend named Philip Mitchem. We went to a school that was K-12, for kids that were having problems developmentally and got kicked out of regular schools. Not a bad kid school, there were autistic kids there, and a lot of foster kids...
Well, the reason I mentioned that was because seeing this reminded me of him. He used to do the same thing, I mean, he would make these dinosaurs that were like three feet tall, all kinds of stuff. He made them and used to leave them under trees and stuff, just for people to find. We went to see Smashing Pumpkins back in 1996, and then I lost touch. The dude was amazing, and I wish I knew where he was now.
Anyways, I like your stuff and I'm gonna get in touch soon about a few commissions.
Thanks.
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PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thanks so much for sharing your story with me, it really got me thinking of many of the great people I've lost touch with over the years too. Your friend sounded like a pretty awesome person leaving those for other people to discover! I wanted to do something like that, leave little monsters in public places with a little sign on their neck like the tags they put on Beanie Babies or something. Like hiding behind the sugar tray at a restaurant or something :D Unfortunately I just got busy with other stuff and kinda forgot about it until now! But it is good to know I wasn't the only kid that was fond of making pipecleaner art, it was only until recently that I found out that other people used them this way too :D I was at a comic con years ago selling some, and this guy showed me a pretty awesome Sonic the Hedgehog keychain he'd made, it put most of the stuff I had on the table to shame but it was nice to meet a kindred spirit of sorts, haha!
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ferndavant Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Wow, do you take commissions?
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:iconponycrafter:
PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Indeed I do take commissions :D I made a size and price guide for anyone who is interested here: [link]
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FioranOfAwesome Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
This is absurd! And... Amazing!
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UltimaShadow7 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, these are amazing! I adore the Scootaloo one! How long did it take you to make these?
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PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thank you very kindly! :)
I'm terrible at estimating time (I'm kinda...okay, very A.D.D so sometimes it takes longer or shorter depending on my level of focus and how much caffeine is in me!) but anywhere from a half-hour to a couple hours, or a couple hours of intermittent work over several days if I have to wait on supplies. If I have a good work day where I'm not constantly losing my scissors or pliers in a tangled nest of pipecleaners and losing time hunting them down (I swear it's gremlins hiding these sometimes!) I can probably get a larger, complicated cutie-marked pony done in under 4 hours, if I don't take a break!
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DaVca Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I want it so badly :D
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:icontanto:
Tanto Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
O.o
Pipecleaners will never be the same again.
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:iconponycrafter:
PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
:D Hehe, it always surprises me that pipecleaner art isn't well known. Of course I've doing this for years, so I suppose this is the only purpose I've ever known them for!
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OeRhyon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I didn't even know you could DO this with pipe cleaners!!
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PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Indeed you can! I've always loved making things with pipecleaners, though I was such a show-off when I was little and pipecleaners were brought out for class craft projects. I always tried to set my goals high with them :D
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CassandraJames Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow you must be so patient to make these!
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PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Haha, perhaps not so much patient as determined! There's definitely been times when I was scolding an inanimate object for not obeying me! :giggle:
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CassandraJames Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah yes, I know that well. XD
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kirikittn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
POP!!!

o noez. bran asplod twiz
cun u doz dat? asplod twez?
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:iconponycrafter:
PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Need something to clean that up? :giggle:
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kirikittn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Wow... So many questions. I'd love to see a video of assembly someday, maybe a time lapse type thing. How many pipe cleaners does a typical pony use? How is the overall shape defined. How do you do the finer details, like eyelashes and cutie marks. How are the pieces secured. How do you

SPLAT

muh bran juz wen an asplod
duhz pop clenrz fix asplod branz?
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PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Hehe, well I shall definitely figure something out because a tutorial seems to be in high demand :D
I lose count of how many they use, sometimes it's a few other times I'm reaching for a seemingly endless supply of one color and it's all gone!

As for the little details, it just comes down to trimming the fuzz off the wires just the right amount. You need decent pipecleaners for that though, if they're cheapo ones the fuzz just comes out when it's trimmed.
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revealin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
These look great. Will you be selling them?
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:iconponycrafter:
PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
The ones in the picture were sold, but they are a representative of what I can make on commission for anyone who is interested :D Thanks!
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MissSinger Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
WOW they are great!! i cant even imagine how long they took!
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:iconponycrafter:
PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thank you! Some take a little longer than others, some are a real breeze to work with but some... just take me hours of frustration because I can't figure out why it doesn't look right! It's usually a matter of re-shaping and adding a few layers here and there.
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Luppi-kun42 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Are you selling ponies? My girlfriend would LOVE one!
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:iconponycrafter:
PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Indeed I am! If you would like to look over the prices and sizes, here is a guide I made: [link]
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allanah Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I've never seen something like this. Very nice and I wonder how its done.
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PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thank you! Yes, pipecleaner art is really fun, there's a group on DA dedicated to it, there's some really amazing stuff in it if you check it out. Many have requested a tutorial so you might soon find out how I make them, if I can figure out just how to approach a tutorial on a mostly organic process!
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Harmonyyy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
So do you use wire armature to start off the ponies? I've been wanting to do pipe cleaner things like this for awhile but never understood how
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PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Nope, no armature but I do sort of start with a base with the first step of the process, which I make the head, neck and body with the length of 3-4 pipecleaners held together. I'll try my best not to fail at making a tutorial soon though :D
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Harmonyyy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
That would be amazing, I really want to get into this :]
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Zekaire-Aquanimus Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I WANT THAT SCOOT!!!! D:
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:iconponycrafter:
PonyCrafter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I can make one for you if you like! :D (though she might be a different orange, for some reason pipecleaners come in all oranges except the one I neeeed!)
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Zekaire-Aquanimus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why so many orange!!! D:

Scoots is my favorite CMC, as can be shown by the fact that the only fanfics I have written so far are Scootaloves x3
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You seriously are a genius.......... :wow:
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